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How about CROWDFUNDing our own generated TED & TEDx ideas? They're not only worth spreading but WORTH CROWD-FUNDing too! YES? Let's do It

The world of TED is EXPLODING with IDEAS - more than 23k TED/x videos alone! The world of Crowdfunding is EXPLODING too - from $2.7 billion in 2012 to $5.1 billion in 2013 and what better, smarter and more forward looking 'CROWD" than the TED crowd? If we can INCUBATE, ACCELERATE AND FUND our own BEST ideas than we could have even bigger & better global impact. It is Like TED - Ideas Worth FUNDING, but better for the CROWD will decide those together with TED. Join me/us in making it happen!


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    Oct 16 2013: TY for your valuable comments Lejan & Fritzie!
    Here are my points in response to the ones you raised:
    1. TED can offer a crowdfunding platform of its own that is optional to use
    2. Each speaker and idea bringer chooses whether to participate or not and how
    3. There could be "donation' &/or "particpation options next to each talk & member
    4. By contributing any amount the donor 'votes' monetarily too to support an idea & its implementation
    5. By proactively offering the 'crowdfunding' option there are no promises made nor guarantees given
    6. Similar to the success of the OTP (global translation program) TED Crowdfunding can accelerate ideas and bring to life dramatically faster and with wider TED comunities support and particpation

    Just imagine if we were waiting on each speaker to translate their own talk, how many of them would have been translated and available to the world today? With the right intentions, team and support including from the VERY pro-active TEDx organizers this whole new 'monetization and acceleration' of ideas worth funding can take TED to a whole new level, literally a quantum leap ahead just like TEDx delivered.

    And it is wonderful to see that some of them are going that route anyway, but why not reach out to the larger educated, informed, affluent, caring global TED members and audience and offer them to not only spread the ideas but also support them monetarily if they so choose.

    Let's continue this great conversation! Thank you for your great input & ideas!
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      Oct 16 2013: Now that is what I call a perfect idea!

      Some questions:

      - Would the TED Crowd Fund option be a non-profit service? (Which I would highly recommend)

      - Would the TED Participation option provide some sort of 'team work software' so that those people could 'donate' their time and creativity to tasks of a project who could otherwise not be present?

      - And do you let the 'idea bringer' get away so easily with 'just' their talks? ;o)
      One of the most inspirational aspects of crowd-funding sites are the 'promotion videos' in which the inventors, designers and other creative people present their concepts. In combination with their TED talks, this would deepen the subject, focus the goals and plot the first steps of its realization.

      Over all, this would be way bigger than any quantum leap, which are actually pretty tiny, and would rather measure in light year distances ... :o)
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        Oct 18 2013: TY Lejan!

        I LOVE your idea about the donation of time and creativity and why not even social capital!
        And of course the speakers themselves can have a very active role in the process too.
        Absolutely HUGE Impact - for TEDsters, TED itself and the whole World for that matter for
        ALL those incredible ideas will start coming to life not after years, but after days or weeks!
        Let' s keep brainstorming and sharing with others too! Great momentum already!
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          Oct 19 2013: By the impressive quantity of your TED badges you seem to be highly involved with TED, which makes me wonder if your idea is a personal one or already on TED's to do list?
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        Oct 20 2013: Lejan,

        Despite my many TED badges I am JUST and PROUDLY so a Volunteer. No TED staff badge as you can see and yes this is my personal idea and I was going to present it to TED staff too after seeing what is the response from the bigger community here. TY for your ideas an support Lejan!

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